Marks: "V & S" / anchor / lion / date mark, "h" in shield (on verso); lion / date mark "h" in shield (on recto) ["Seal / Shakespeare's Bust / P. Vaughton & Sons / Birmingham / AR(?) / 16.9.'08" (accompanying note)]
The M.H. Spielmann Collection; given to the Garrick Club by Lincoln Kirstein, 1983
Ashton (with the help of Gertrud Seidmann), "The M H Spielmann Collection of Shakespeare Portraits." c.1982. Unpublished manuscript in the Garrick Club Library, Garrick Club Box 4, No.4
A seal, showing Shakespeare, torso and head, writing with a quill. It is a miniature version of the Stratford Monument. It is fully modelled and there are traces of varnish.